The two surprising records of an otherwise very quiet day for birds were a party of seven Manx Shearwaters heading west in the morning and a Sooty Shearwater lingering offshore for a while in the afternoon.
At least 11 Porpoises were feeding offshore this afternoon.
With the weather improving again there was plenty of interest in some of the insects of Dungeness. A very fresh Grizzled Skipper and a Holly Blue were seen in the trapping area. Some time was also spent continuing the Shield-bug Survey with a new individual of Rhombic Leatherbug Syromastes rhombeus and a few Tortoise Shieldbugs Eurygaster testudinaria.
|Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae Dungeness 21st May 2017
|Holly Blue Celastrina argiolus Dungeness 21st May 2017
|Bishop's Mitre Aelia aciuinata Dungeness 21st May 2017n
Tortoise Shield-bug Eurygaster testudinaria Dungeness 21st May 2017
|Rhomboid Leatherbug Syromastes rhombeus Dungeness 21st May 2017
|Field Pansy Viola arvensis Dungeness 21st March 2017
|Marsh Cinquefoil Comarum palustre Dungeness 21st May 2017
|Sweet Spurge Euphorbia dulcis Dungeness 21st May 2017